Kiribati 2002

Yearbook 2002

Kiribati. According to Countryaah website, national day of Kiribati is every July 12. The parliamentary elections were a defeat for the Maneaban Te Mauri ruling party. To win a mandate requires at least half of the votes in a constituency. Only 13 of the 40 members could be elected in the first round of voting on November 29. Among them was opposition leader Harry Tong, one of President Teburoro Tito’s main opponents.

Kiribati Border Countries Map

Tito was re-elected at the second round of elections on December 6, when the rest of the seats were distributed. However, seven of his ministers lost their mandate. After the New Year, the new parliament would nominate candidates for the presidential election scheduled for January 30, 2003.

The choice was marked by a debate on China’s robotic weapons tracking facility located in the country. The Titor government has granted the facility permission, which the opposition has criticized. The opposition also accused the Chinese embassy of funding Tito’s election campaign.

Climate

Always humid tropical climate. The annual average temperature is 29 ° C all year round. The annual rainfall is around 2500 mm, with most of the rain falling in the period from November to April. There is a risk of tropical cyclones.

Kiribati Country Overview

Visas and admission
Finnish citizen does not need a visa to travel to Kiribati for less than 4 months. The passport must be valid for 6 months after leaving the country.

Insurance
Every person participating in the trip must have a valid travel insurance that covers medical expenses in the event of illness or other similar need. Please check the validity of your own insurance and the terms and conditions of the insurance cancellation cover.

Please pay attention to the special nature of your trip and check the coverage of the insurance in that respect as well.

Many dive trips require more extensive insurance. Please check the contents of your insurance with your insurance company.

Currency: The currency of Kiribati is the Australian Dollar (AUD). € 1 is about 1.55 AUD.

Vaccinations 
Check that your basic vaccinations are valid (tetanus, polio and diphtheria and MPR). Hepatitis A and B vaccinations are recommended for the trip.

Always check the vaccination requirements at the health center or the Vaccination Advice of the Tourist Clinic

Time difference
10 hours

Electric
current Electric current 240 V / 50 Hz. Sockets similar to e.g. Australia.

Safety We
stay in safe areas during our trip, but general caution within common sense is desirable throughout the trip.

For more information on traveling in the country, see the English Foreign Office’s travel bulletin, for example .

Climate
Kiribati has a tropical climate, with almost daily rainfall. Kiribati has a pleasant climate from April to October, with temperatures ranging from 25 to 33 degrees. From November to March it is wetter.